If it is not one thing with Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto V, it is something else. As many people have been trying to jump on to enjoy the release of the long-awaited game, it seems that some people are able to enjoy the game due to their Windows username. Yeah, it’s time for people to start blaming Windows and Microsoft for this issue.
Rockstar began issuing an alert to users on Monday about the problem people will be having when trying to log into the game with people that have Windows usernames that include characters that are outside the basic letter and numbers.
When asked about the issue from a consumer, Rockstar states that they are working on the issue but there is a short term workaround for the issues.
“We have identified an issue where players with Windows usernames that include characters not found in the table at the bottom of this page [numbers and basic Latin alphabet letters] will likely run into difficulties when attempting to download, install, or play GTA 5. We are currently working on a fix for this issue,” offered the support reply.
“If you don’t want to wait for a fix, you need to create a new Administrator User Account for your Windows system that only includes letters A to Z, a to z or numbers 0-9 from the basic alphabet. Please note that simply renaming your current User Account will not correct this issue. Once your new account is created (or if you already have an account that only uses these characters) we recommend you restart your PC and log in with that account before starting or continuing with the installation process.”
As long as some people have been waiting to play this game on the PC, I am sure there are people that will use the workaround. If you are unable to Google the instructions to figure out how to do so (and if you don’t know, then you should really wait for the fix), you can go here and follow the instructions.